This article describes an update that improves the performance of peer-to-peer (P2P) video conferencing in a low-power state on the BayTrail driver in Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2. This update also improves the performance of high-definition (HD) Skype conferencing. Before you install this update, Skype may abandon HD mode and settle for a lower-quality P2P video connection. After you install this update, HD Skype conferencing can be enabled correctly.
To resolve this issue, install update rollup 2887595. For more information about how to obtain this update rollup package, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
2887595 Windows RT 8.1, Windows 8.1, and Windows Server 2012 R2 update rollup: November 2013
For more information about software update terminology, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
824684 Description of the standard terminology that is used to describe Microsoft software updates
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